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Definition of "inactivity" []

  • Idle or inert; not active (adjective)
  • Sluggish, passive, or indolent (adjective)
  • Of or relating to persons or equipment not in active service (adjective)
  • (of a substance) having little or no reactivity (adjective)
  • (of an element, isotope, etc) having little or no radioactivity (adjective)
  • The quality of being inactive; idleness; passiveness. (noun)

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Use "inactivity" in a sentence
  • "The phrase “a wise and masterly inactivity” was used in America by Representative John Randolph of Roanoke: “We ought to observe that practice which is the hardest of all—especially for young physicians—we ought to throw in no medicine at all—to abstain—to observe a wise and masterly inactivity."
  • "Still, Montaigne goes on to argue that sending 55-60 year-olds into inactivity is too soon, that their vocations and employments should be extended as far as possible."
  • "Regulating inactivity is EXPLICITLY permitted, so long as it is necessary and proper to the regulation of interstate commerce."